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Kol Rinah ECC Overview Brochure

Learn more about Kol Rinah Early Childhood Center through an overview of KRECC (PDF).

Parent Handbook

The Parent Handbook is filled with great information and will answer nearly every question you may have. View the  Parent Handbook (PDF).

School Calendar / Dates and Times

Hours of the Early Childhood Center

7:30 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday, unless there is a holiday. Please view our calendar (PDF) for details on how specific days/weeks are affected by holidays.

Holidays

The ECC operates according to the Jewish calendar and we are closed for all major Jewish holidays. We also observe all other Federal holidays.

The center is closed for Jewish holidays to allow our Jewish families time to observe the holidays. The Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar, so the holidays, while they may fall in the same season each year, will be on different days each year. The major holidays observed by Jews (and by the ECC calendar) are as follows:

  • Rosh Hashanah
  • Yom Kippur
  • Sukkot
  • Shemini Atzeret
  • Simchat Torah
  • Hanukkah
  • Purim
  • Passover
  • Shavuot

Family Programs

The ECC is a busy place. Each classroom creates a curriculum based on the seasonal holidays, weather, and other events and explores the curriculum in a variety of ways. We celebrate each Jewish holiday with projects and all-school celebrations. Each Friday morning we take time to celebrate and learn about the traditions of Shabbat. Children look forward to singing Shabbat songs, learning a lesson about a current holiday or from the Torah, and doing the blessings over candles, grape juice, and challah.

Why should I send my child to a Jewish daycare?

Many of our families are not Jewish. We provide an excellent preschool environment and our curriculum, while based on Jewish education, is also designed to teach necessary pre-kindergarten and life skills. We are centrally located and affordable, and our staff members are top notch!

Reserve a Wait List Spot

Complete and return our reservation form to place your child on our wait list (PDF).

Emergencies

If there is an emergency with your child, we will call you immediately. If you are not available, we will call any and all emergency contact numbers listed on your emergency contact form until we reach someone. If there is a medical emergency requiring medical care and we are not able to contact anyone on your emergency contact list, we will call 911 and keep trying to contact the listed emergency contacts.

If there is an emergency and, for some reason, you are not able to reach the office staff when you call, please immediately call the Kol Rinah Synagogue main office at (314) 727-1747 and tell them that you are calling with an emergency for the ECC. They will immediately get the message to us and we will return your call.

School Closings Due to Weather

When snowy or icy weather occurs and it is necessary to close the Center, closing or snow schedule information will be available via KSDK, Channel 5, or on www.ksdk.com. We make every effort to remain open and often the decision to close may be made in the very early morning.

Sun, July 21 2019 18 Tammuz 5779